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A68 464 He had a gift of mimicry, and when he made a speech as though he were Asquith or Lloyd George it would raise shouts of laughter.

A7G 89 A gift of just £12 could provide enough sachets of ORT to save 240 children.

A9J 65 In general, our policy should be to proceed with building our state block by block, without waiting to be given a gift of it through negotiations.

ADC 126 At Corinth St Paul found the phenomenon deeply divisive and productive of censoriousness; he taught the Corinthian church that the authenticity of a gift of the Spirit should be tested by whether or not it contributed to love and edification of the community as a whole.

AMT 176 Whereas works were human actions, faith was a gift of grace, a divine action, something implanted in the believer by God — the sort of imagery that Barth refined in his work on Anselm.

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AN0 180 Only when Polish intelligence made a gift of its work to GCCS in August 1939 was it able to break its first German messages.

AND 798 A family service guaranteed to pack the school hall is a mothers' day assembly particularly if mums, including teachers, receive a gift of a small posy of spring flowers.

APT 1054 Surprisingly, it was the Nazis who made a gift of this public park to Prague.

ARR 965 On her unlucky nights she really would benefit enormously from a gift of blood.

B2G 1440 He or she may be clairvoyant, a medium, or have a gift of telepathy.

BPF 115 Say thank you with a gift of gold from Beaverbrooks.

C88 1835 A GIFT of £100 worth of garden tokens was presented to Dr. Christopher Brill by an unseasonal Father Christmas at the Senior Citizens' Luncheon Club last week.

CBW 3639 The gift of shares was treated as being a transfer of value of the relevant part of the settled property, and therefore no exemption was available as a gift of property to a charity in accordance with para 15(3) (ba), Sch 6, FA 1975, according to the Chancery Division of the High Court in Powell-Cotton v IRC [1992]STI 663.

CCN 1815 A gift of story-telling.

CH2 2189 But a spokesman said last night: ‘A gift of £1 million has also been received from the Emir of Kuwait.

CH7 2133 England No 2 Laurie McMenemy arrived late and missed the Corky and Ferdinand goals — but he saw Deane spurn a gift of an equaliser before finally striking with a header.

CKT 438 Michael Ward Stout, President of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, says that the ‘permanent association’ with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will begin with a gift of $2 million in cash and more than 200 of Mapplethorpe's finest photographs and ‘unique objects’, to form the nucleus of an eventual collection of major modern and contemporary photography.

CM4 909 A gift of gratitude.

CRR 135 The laird of Stracathro, from the urgency of his correspondence, was clearly in terror that the land in question might be granted to another, for he was not attempting to secure a gift of the land but offering to pay full market value for it.

CRR 494 Political intervention was advisable even when an applicant had the necessary financial strength to make a purchase, and if a gift of a commission was a greater compliment, permission to purchase was nonetheless gratefully accepted.

CS7 901 This took the form of a gift of the proceeds from the sale of a hospital farm.

EBV 1845 I can see that in such a case they might make a gift of paintings or other works of art for tax reasons, for example, and wouldn't care if they were sold or not.

EEW 2016 But I would consider it a great honour and privilege if you would allow me to help you overcome this disadvantage by making you a gift of whatever you may need.’

EW9 782 Hope, however, was provided by the offer of a gift of £1,000 from Alderman Ephraim Hallam, to provide leaving scholarships for boys to go on to University.

FD2 84 The dispositive contents of the will include:(i) pecuniary legacies of £1,000 each to the two executors, and of £2,000 to a Mr. Clarke, the deceased's stockbroker;(ii) provision for 150B, High Street and its contents to be retained to provide a residence during their respective lifetimes of two ladies, Mrs. Donelly and Mrs. Willett;(iii) a settled legacy of £10,000 to provide for the maintenance of 150B, High Street during the residence there of the two ladies;(iv) a settled legacy of £2,000 for a specified animal charity; and (v) a gift of residue in equal shares to two specified charities.

G3A 1311 When it comes to faith, we are left in no doubt that this is a gift of God brought about by the Holy Spirit.

G3A 1319 It is the Spirit who takes the things of God and reveals them to us (1 Cor. 2:12), and Paul can rightly say that the very capacity to respond in faith is a gift of God and no man-made attribute of which we can boast (Eph. 2:8).

G3A 1885 Paradoxically, like so much in the Christian life, unity is a gift of God, and yet we have to work at it.

GTA 1147 His most important contract (first with another carpenter, John Ball, and then on his own) was for the deepening and wharfing of the Fleet ditch, an enormous task which employed 200 men, took two and a half years to finish (1672–4), and brought him a gift of plate worth £200 from the City on its efficient completion.

H09 479 As earlier stated a vineyard was always associated with the Palace, in the year 1325, Edward II who when travelling through Kent, was resting at Bokinfold, was sent a gift of wine from the Bishop's vineyard at Halling.

H81 134 The court assumes that, if the ground-rent was ‘a burden incident to the taking of the lease’ or (Lord Denman C.J.)‘a necessary burden on the premises,’the plaintiff's promise to pay it would not have been a sufficient consideration: a promise to make a gift of onerous property is still a mere promise to make a gift, though the promisee agrees to assume the burden.

HTN 1420 I made a gift of them to the lad, didn't I?

HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.

HXW 520 What has never before been directly decided in England is whether the doctrine applies to a gift of land by delivery of the title deeds…

HY6 1169 Their natural capacity to achieve self-knowledge (hence the stress on recognising the image of sin in Scale 1) enables them to receive what feels like a gift of freedom from the pressures of the destructive impulses in the self, and a personal inner experience of the God.

J2B 58 Mrs Sayce marked her retirement this summer by a gift of money for books in Linguistics, Comparative Literature and Modern Languages.

J6S 576 In particular, a gift of his shares (to a family trust for instance ) is treated as a recovery of capital for these purposes.

J6S 677 Assuming the trustees use the loan to acquire Newco shares which they then distribute to employees (relying on the Revenue's press release of 5 December 1990 to ensure the trust does not suffer a capital gains tax charge), they will not be able to repay the borrowings, in which case Newco might as well have made a gift of the necessary funds to the trustees at the outset.

J7D 1194 "supply" is defined in s46 to include:(a) selling, hiring out or lending the goods;(b) entering into a hire-purchase agreement to furnish the goods;(c) the performance of any contract for work and materials to furnish the goods;(d) providing the goods in exchange for any consideration (including trading stamps) other than money;(e) providing the goods in or in connection with the performance of any statutory function; or (f) giving the goods as a prize or otherwise making a gift of the goods.

K4W 9358 Young patients at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital will benefit from a gift of £1,120 from 49 probationary Durham police constables who raised the cash with a sponsored swim.

K51 591 He said a gift of modern and useful equipment from a computer to a minibus, sports kit to industrial machinery, was an investment for business.

K95 1784 ‘I had a gift of some wine.’

K97 958 Pony a gift of love for sick children

K97 2010 Mrs Heaton was then presented with a floral arrangement and a gift of a framed print by local artist Jenny Holland.

K9A 33 each Sainsbury's, Savacentre and Homebase store will be offering a gift of £250 to under fives groups as part of the Good Neighbour Scheme.

K9D 744 SCORES of children cheered the arrival at their school of a gift of a minibus — presented by a Courtaulds company to mark a quality achievement.

KA4 209 This seat is now pleased together with a gift of trees to the garden.

KNA 97 And hurrying along on this account that we have here, Ruth, the next morning, she's given a gift by Boaz a a a, a gift of er, to to seal what has been said.